Inorganic Chemistry, Vol.59, No.8, 5713-5720, 2020
Tetraphenylethene-Based Platinum(II) Bis-Triangular Dicycles with Tunable Emissions
Tunable luminescent materials have attracted considerable interest for their wide applications in electronic optical devices, biological probes and sensors, tunable displays, and security technologies. Herein, we describe a strategy of coordination-driven self-assembly in order to prepare discrete tetraphenylethene-based platinum(II) bis-triangular dicycles 1 and 2 with aggregation-induced emission properties. The X-ray structure confirms that they possess two triangular cavities in which free rotation of the central TPE unit is restricted. As a kind of fluorescent material, the AIE-active dicycles have good emissions with wide tunability based on their aggregate states by changing different solvents, adjusting the temperature, or combining them with other dyes e.g., perylene via a co-assembly process.